Butt Cemetery

Located just west of the eastern county line, just north of a railroad line and Old U.S. 24, between 600 & 700 E., in Miami County, Indiana.

In the fall of 1856, William Butt lost his wife and four sons to Typhoid. He sadly made a burial ground on his property on a hill overlooking the Wabash River and the Wabash and Erie Canal. More family and friends would follow them to the grave including William Butt himself.

Because the stones, even in 1976 when some work was done at the cemetery including a fence, are over 100 years old, readings by different individuals do not always agree. There most likely are more unmarked graves not accounted for.  Information comes from various sources.

Some information on the William Butt family of Erie Township, Miami County, IN

In the 1850 US Census the Butt(s) family is listed in Erie Twp, Miami County, IN
William Butt(s)   50  M    Real Estate valued at $9000
Effa                       40  F
Daniel                   23  M
William                 21  M
Elias                      19  M
Isaac                      17  M
Mary                      15  F
James                   13  M
Erastus                 11 M
Ambrose                9  M
Lawrence                7  M
Benjamin                5  M

In the 1860 US Census the Butt family is listed in Erie Twp., Miami County, IN
William Butt     60  M  Farmer Real Estate valued at $21,000.
Daniel M          34  M  Farmer  Real Estate valued at $4000
Clarista             20  F  (Daniel M Butt married Clarisa Austin 29 Feb 1860, Miami Co., IN)
Elias                 30  M  Farmer
Ambrose          19  M Farmer
Lawrence         16  M  Farmer

added 26 April 2019
Debby Beheler